The summer heat can be dangerous for seniors. Seniors are at a greater risk for heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion. This is because their bodies aren’t able to adjust to heat as well as those of younger people. They also may have medical conditions or take medications that change the way their…

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We are often asked “What makes Lares Home Care different from other home care agencies?” “Lots of things!” we want to shout —  but for now, we’d like to elaborate on one service we offer that people may not be aware of: overseeing your residential services and providing assistance with additional care services when necessary.…

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Recognizing and Fighting Depression in Seniors In the oft quoted words of Kenny Wayne Shepherd: “Everyone gets the blues.” Temporary feelings of sadness, commonly referred to as “the blues,” usually last only a day or two, and are not a cause for concern. But when a loved one seems stuck in the same sad mood…

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For many, summer is traditionally vacation season – the kids are out of school, the office workload is often a bit lighter, and responsibilities are less, right? If you are caring for or overseeing an aging relative, thoughts of vacation raise questions — What will we do with Dad? Can Aunt Linda go two weeks…

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three older adults sustains a fall every year. In fact, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. In 2013, more than 2.5 million non-fatal falls were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. National health statistics show that while…

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